HELLOOOOOOOOO How are you guys?? I hope you are all well! I can imagine some of you are probably quite stressed as some of you are in exams period right now! URGH! I feel your pain! In a year’s time, I’ll be in the middle of doing my final exams for my degree! EEEK
Today is the 4th instalment of my ‘Follow Friday Interview Series’ and as promised last Friday, this time I’m featuring a rather unknown blogger whose blog is called Secrets Behind The Closet Door.
We met on Twitter, my go-to place for socialising with people who have the same interests and got chatting. She’s a hair expert and I think I was milking her for info on my all too damaged hair! And then we met at National Beauty Blogging Event and been in contact since!!
How long have you been blogging?
I started blogging on the 8th of December 2010 so I am still quite new, although I have been reading blogs for about 2 and a half years now.
How many subscribers (across all media incl Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, etc) do you have right now?
I have at the time I write this 399 Blog followers, 377 Twitter followers, 45 Facebook fans and 20 YouTube subs so thats like 841? Although I am sure they are mainly all the same people :)
What do you blog most about (reviews? make-up looks? hair care products? fashion?)?
Its a bit of a mix and match really! I don’t really do fashion, I think there might have been 1 or 2 of them posts but I am not fashionable and I just find it a chore gathering pictures together from websites of clothes etc when I would rather be playing with make up and taking pictures myself. I do a lot of review
How did you come up with your blog’s name?
Well I own so much beauty junk, well its not junk to me but you get what I mean and I have no space to put it all as I live in a sardine tin so my closet is where I put a large majority of it and leave my clothes scattered about the place haha! So all my beauty secrets mainly do come from behind my closet door hence the fact its called Secrets Behind The Closet Door.
Do you blog full-time? If not, what do you do full-time?
I didn’t know you could blog full time? hehe! If blogging could be my job I would love to do it as I have a true love for it all but sadly it doesn’t pay the bills, I am a hairdresser and have worked in various salons in the past but now mainly work from home and also am starting a new job at the end of May.
Have you ever been invited to any blogging events? If yes, which one was your favorite?
Well I have been invited to 2 and have attended both! My favourite would have to be the Speed Beauty PR event as it was so friendly and also very intimate which means that we got to spend a lot of time gaining knowledge about certain products.
What type of hair do you have and what’s your favorite hair care brand?
I have very curly, dry hair that I tend to over straighten so its damaged oh and coloured! I love Aussie I always have a bottle of their 3 minute miracal on the go but I am very much one to see whats out there and swap and change as my hair always tends to get used to a product and then stops working as well as it did.
What’s in your make-up bag?
A whole load of rubbish! I tend to vary what I keep in my make up bag to suit what I am wearing that day although I will always have face powder, a powder brush and lip balm in there to make sure I am good wherever I am.
What products do you swear by?
I don’t think I have actually ever found my HG product of anything yet apart from Frizz Ease Hair Serum, I do love a lot of products though but I am one of them people that is alway
Who are your favorite bloggers?
I have far too many to name, but will include a few… Laurens Dressing Room, Dainty Dollymix, Lipgloss and Leopard Print
What animal would you be if you could choose?
A Sea Turtle!
What’s your pet hate?
When people don’t say bye to you or just blatant ignorance, it really annoys me! Although not saying bye on the phone is the worst, I call back and get my bye otherwise I am wound up for the whole day!
What’s your vice?
Smoking, I have tried to give up so many times but just can’t seem to although when I was pregnant and first had my daughter I was smoke free for well over a year! No idea why I started again!
What makes you subscribe to a blog?
There are a lot of things – First of all an easy to read layout, good writing, a personality, an interest in what they write about… There is just so many things! I subscribe to a lot of different blogs but they are the first things that catch my eye.
How do you think your blog stands out from the other blogs?
I have no idea, does it even stand out from other blogs? I think we all stand out in our own little way as each of us are different.
Do you have a favorite make up artist? If yes, who is it?
Not really, I just like watching them do what they do but have never come across one that I would say is my hands down favourite.
How would other people describe you using only 5 adjectives?
Crazy, Funny, Loving, Kind and Smart
What do you consider your strengths?
Oh dear now your asking… Maybe the fact that I take no crap and am strong willed but I would also say they are my weaknesses too as I might come off a tad rude if I feel like I am getting crap from someone and with the strong willed I will have to see something out and do everything my way or I am not impressed.
What is your favorite beauty magazine?
I have no idea if I am truly honest, my favourite magazines are Cosmo, Company, Glamour, InStyle and Marie Claire but I wouldn’t class them as beauty although they do feature it quite heavily in all of them.
What food can you not stay away from?
Avacardos, I love them oh and Carrots and Houmous
How often per month do you haul?
It depends, although I don’t like the word haul because to me a haul is when you buy a lot not when you just buy one or 2 things so on my hauling terms I will haul about once a month and will buy a few things here and there once a week possibly.
Is there something we should know about you that you haven’t shared before?
Not really :)
GO FOLLOW THIS BEAUTIFUL LADY! That’s all I gotta say :)
Miss drifted Snow White